Iowa senator waits for answers about former St. Charles Parish D.A.

Published: Dec. 9, 2016 at 11:21 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Iowa Senator Charles Grassley wants the FBI and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to answer questions about former St. Charles Parish D.A. Harry Morel.

According to our partners at|The Times-Picayune, Grassley says he's been waiting for weeks to get a response from both offices. He sent letters last month, asking whether Morel got a deal because of friendly ties between his defense attorney and a top prosecutor. He also asked whether the FBI retaliated against one of its agents because he aggressively pursued morel.

Morel pleaded guilty earlier this year to obstruction of justice. Prosecutors say he used his position of power to trade leniency for sexual favors.

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